Acrobatic Gymnastics

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November 2019

Acrobatics participants will not only have the opportunity to partake in workshops from internationally renowned coaches but also to learn from some of Australia’s best sports science specialists. 

Acrobatic Presenter - Lourenco Franca

Lourenco Franca has been the Head Coach of Acro Clube da Maia  since 2004 and has been the Portugal Acrobatics National Coach for European and World Championships from 1999 - 2019, a staggering 19 events. In addition he has been the National Coach for the 2001, 2009 and 2013 World Games and 2015 and 2019 European Games.

Showing a passion for coach education Lourenco is a FIG Expert for Education in Gymnastics and member of the Educational Board of the Portuguese Gymnastics Federation as well as being a Physical Education teacher (Master in Biomechanics in Gymnastics). Lourenco has also been a National Judge in Acrobatics Gymnastics since 1995 and an International Judge since 2013.

We look forward to welcoming Lourenco and having him share the wealth of knowledge and experience he has gathered over the years.

Who can attend? 

o National level 6-10 (by application to acrobatic gymnastics gymsport committee) 
o 11-16, 12-18,13-19 & Senior (by application to acrobatic gymnastics gymsport committee) 

What you will learn:

Acrobatics participants have a fantastic opportunity to partake in workshops from internationally renowned coach Lourenco Franca! The topics covered within the Acrobatics Clinic are designed to help coaches develop their athletes into well rounded acrobats, focusing not only on skills progression, but also mental preparation, nutrition, aerial awareness and recovery. A sample of the topics being covered are below:


Flexibility development


In addition to practical sessions and lectures for coaches and judges, the Gymsport Clinic will offer a wide variety of informative and engaging workshops for both coaches and gymnasts.

Each workshop will be presented by industry experts aimed at providing knowledge and practical application of topics including:

o Strength & Conditioning
o Sports Psychology
o Injury Prevention, Management & Rehabilitation
o Recovery